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"Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Panel

2010.27.1.17 (RS109714)

Description

French Scenic wallpaper "Palais-Royal" pattern. Panel depicts a group of five women in Empire dresses. One woman is seated on a bench with another woman crying in her lap. The three other women are standing and watching. Curved and arched wall with openwork balustrade appears in background with floral arches potted in two large urns. Panel framed by a leafy arch at top and tree like columns on sides. Block printed in grisaille on blue ground. Original manufacturer and designer are unknown. Removed from a ca. 1800 house in Hopkinton, New Hampshire.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1805-1810
Location of origin
France
Object type
Building Component
Places
France
Descriptive terms
Wallpaper
wallpapers
Dimensions
67 3/4 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2010.27.1.17
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Ann Morse and Brooks Banker
GUSN
242929
Reference Notes
In Odile Nouvel's book this panel is listed as "Length 12: Five women at play, from Bosio, 'Le Bon Genre,' no. 14."
Related Items
Title "Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Accession number 2010.27.1

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Period/Style
Scenic
Pattern Name
Palais-Royal
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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